Multimedia at Mission College

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Program Specifications

Below you can find a detailed list of the classes and requirements connected to this program.

The following classes are required for this program.
Note:The classes listed reflect program changes going into effect Fall 2011.

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Class Name


GDES 035 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design 3.0
GDES 037 Intermediate Computer Graphic Design 3.0
GRART 064 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3.0
GDES 070 User Experience & Multimedia Design 3.0
GDES 045 Web Page Design with XHTML 3.0
GDES 047 Web Animation 3.0
CA 046D Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint 1.0
Music 081 Digital Music Productions I 3.0
GDES 085 Professional Portfolio and Design 2.0
GDES 074 Digital Video Production with Final Cut Pro 3.0
GDES 081 Motion Graphics with After Effects 3.0
GDES 085 Professional Portfolio and Design 2.0

Plus select an additional course (or courses) to complete the required minimum total of 25 semester units

GDES 055A Graphic Design - Image and Promotion 3.0
GDES 060 Electric Page Layout & Typography 3.0
GRART 062 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 3.0
GRART 068 Advanced Adobe Photoshop 3.0
GDES 072 Information Architecture and Interface 2.0
GDES 048 Intermediate Web Animation 3.0
GDES 081 Motion Graphics with After Effects 3.0
GDES 073 Digital Photography 3.0
ART 033A Basic Design: Two Dimensional 3.0
ART 034A Introduction to Digital Art 3.0
GDES 046 Intermediate Web Page Design with Dreamweaver and CSS 3.0
GDES 039A Introduction to Computer Animation 3.0
CA 046E Intermediate Microsoft Powerpoint 1.0


Multimedia in it's most basic definition can be thought of as applications that bring together multiple types of media: text, illustrations, photos, sounds, voice in an interactive manner.

Great potentials

The potentials for our students are great. Multimedia is visual, and designers are needed to organize the information effectively, to guide the reader through the information, and to create a distinct overall business image. This is an interdisciplinary program created to provide the necessary basic technical and creative skills for those planning to enter this rapidly growing field of visual communication.

Multiple specializations

This program prepares students to enter the multimedia design field as entry level presentation designers, interactive kiosk designers, graphic designers, content developers, e-book designers or interactive game designers and developers. Other opportunities might include the design of interactive marketing presentations, interactive learning products, scientific visualizations, architectural renderings and walk-throughs, content management, etc.

Understanding visual communication

The students, by the end of the program, are expected to understand and apply the basic principles of visual communication, along with a working knowledge of appropriate software packages used in multimedia content development.

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Student Work


  • This program consists of 25 units

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"The best part of my experience at this department has been, to see how some very complicated and powerful software work. And see my own grip on these slowly develop and enfold."